Definition of voyage in English:


Syllabification: voy·age
Pronunciation: /ˈvoiij


A long journey involving travel by sea or in space: a six-year voyage to Jupiter figurative writing a biography is a voyage of discovery
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  • Long distance travel, voyages and journeys that take us to an unfamiliar environment.
  • Traveling by steamships, voyages lasted anywhere between seven days to a month.
  • The island is much the same way as it was when James Cook sailed by on his way home from his voyage of discovery in 1770.
hike, trek, travels;
pilgrimage, quest, crusade, odyssey;
cruise, passage, flight, drive, road trip


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1Go on a long journey, typically by sea or in space: he has voyaged through places like Venezuela and Peru
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  • We elected not to fly back to the UK - instead, we voyaged up the African coast and through the Suez Canal by Polish cargo ship.
  • It was a central paradox of Arbus's strongest years, however, that the pursuit of the authentic did not necessarily voyage toward sanity.
  • However much a skipper may gripe, maintenance is as much a part of boating as voyaging itself - and (if the truth be told) as enjoyable.
1.1 [with object] archaic Sail over or along (a sea or river).
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  • The Queen Mary 2 is definitely a luxuriant vessel upon which to voyage the Atlantic ocean.
sail, steam, cruise, fly, drive
informal gallivant
archaic peregrinate


Middle English (as a noun denoting a journey): from Old French voiage, from Latin viaticum 'provisions for a journey' (in late Latin 'journey').



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  • Visitors can learn about the volcanic birth of the Hawaiian Islands and the adventures of the early Polynesian voyagers, European explorers and whalers.
  • The adventurer and businessman was one of 705 people who survived the disaster in 1912, after the Titanic hit an iceberg and sank, killing 1,500 voyagers.
  • After some delays and disputes, the voyagers regrouped at Plymouth aboard the 180-ton Mayflower.

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